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Embedded Software Engineer

Spire

Spire

Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

We improve life on Earth with data from space.

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

Working on our satellites offers software developers a chance to interact with the fullest of stacks, and this position provides the opportunity for a talented software engineer to really push themselves and develop their skills further. As an Embedded Software Engineer at Spire Global, you will help develop our world-class spacecraft and their terrestrial support systems.

This role requires a close working relationship with hardware and manufacturing engineers to design, build and test new systems, troubleshoot complex issues both in spacecraft manufacture and in-orbit, and support maintenance of existing systems. You will have the opportunity to work across the whole range of our software stack, from bare metal implementation through to in-orbit automated scripting, to high-level telemetry analysis and monitoring using our cloud-based data analytics warehouse.


Responsibilities:

  • Spacecraft platform: Design and implement flight software and firmware that runs onboard our spacecraft. Making improvements to our existing codebase to enhance functionality, usability, robustness, performance, and writing and testing new code to integrate new technology.
  • Application platform: Build frameworks for the automated execution of work on the satellite to meet customer requirements or changing operational needs.
  • Support customer facing projects to provide new features, extend existing capabilities and dive into rectifying any surprises.


Basic Qualifications/Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with embedded C: interrupt handlers, concurrency, etc
  • 2+ years of experience with build systems like make, CMake and waf
  • experience with development tools like git, Github, CI/CD tools
  • exposure to Linux programming: userspace, kernel mods, drivers, etc
  • exposure to embedded Operating Systems (FreeRTOS, Yocto)
  • Experience with board bring up
  • Experience with sensor integration over I2C, SPI, CAN, UART, ADCs etc
  • Scripting language confidence with python and bash


Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • General hardware skills (EE, PCBs, ECAD or MCAD)
  • ARM/RISC profiling and optimizations.
  • Networking (ISO, IP, protocol design).
  • Experience in a high-reliability industry (Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Medical).
  • RF programming (SDR, USRP, GNU radio)
  • Experience working with docker containers in a development environment
  • Experience working on highly distributed systems in a production environment


Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

Access to US export controlled software and/or technology may also be required.
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Global Perks
🛰️ Name Your Satellite Program (NYSP)
🚀 Launch Attendance
🌴 Generous Time Off Policy
🎓 Education Assistance Program
🥰 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
📈 Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
👣 Family Leave
💪 Fitness Reimbursement
🧡 Employee Referral Program
🍉 Healthy snacks & beverages in every office

Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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